Having had support from Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 show, headlined the O2 Academy Newcastle, played sets at various UK festivals and supported Sam Fender, independent band Crux (from Newcastle, UK) make their return with ”Living in Dystopia”. The band feel passionately about inspiring change through their music and decided to collaborate with producer Max Heyes to reflect this dystopian mood into the music, with the track serving as a commentary on the state of the world currently.
Speaking more on “Living in Dystopia”, Crux’s lead vocalist Max explained: “In my second year at the University of York, I was in a seminar on surveillance as part of my Crime and Criminal Justice Studies course. At the time, I was reading the dystopian novels, Brave New World and 1984. I thought our world was far from the dystopian levels in the stories I was reading and used this as an argument to justify surveillance. The seminar leader quickly shot my view down, opening my eyes to the similarities the world currently is to both of these novels, almost a cocktail of dystopia. This was back in 2017, and it’s only got worse since then. I wrote the lyrics in late 2018/early 2019 and think they reflect on the world’s troubles now more than ever. One hundred and seven thousand deaths is not just a number. Each one is a person with a family.”
On the strength of “Living in Dystopia” and their previous releases, we’re expecting big things from Crux this year. “Living in Dystopia” is available to stream now on all platforms: https://show.co/Zh16LsL
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